National Living Lab Broad Implementation, Year 1: Creating Communities of Learners for Informal Cognitive Science Education Formative Evaluation Report

January 15th, 2013 | EVALUATION

Living Laboratory® (developed at the Museum of Science, Boston in 2005) is a new model for partnerships between museums and cognitive scientists, bringing cognitive scientists to museums, where they conduct active research studies with museum visitors as their subjects. In 2011, the Museum of Science began scaling up Living Laboratory to create a National Living Lab network. In Year 1, the program expanded to three new Hub sites: Madison Children’s Museum, Maryland Science Center, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This report summarizes all formative evaluation from Year 1 of the program. The appendix includes observation and interview protocols as well as surveys.



Team Members

Catherine Lussenhop, Evaluator, Museum of Science
Clara Cahill, Evaluator, Museum of Science
Becki Kipling, Principal Investigator, Museum of Science, Boston


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0714706
Funding Amount: 381093

Related URLs

Broad Implementation: Creating Communities Of Learners For Informal Cognitive Science Education


Audience: Adults | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Scientists
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs